Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 9, Midsize


Cambridge, Mass. [New England]
Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Why you want to work there

Career development is a priority at this Cambridge, Mass., provider of cloud computing and content delivery services (see video). Frequent promotions and special training opportunities help IT employees to take charge of new ideas and see where they go. Video games, bike racks, opening-day movie outings, Ping-Pong, foosball, free snacks and pizza and an annual Pi Day celebration keep employees happy and engaged. People are given the freedom to work remotely and to take off time as needed, thanks to an unlimited vacation policy.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,111

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 144

IT employee turnover in 2015: 9%

IT promotions in 2015: 13%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $5,556

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: No set maximum

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: No set maximum

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 86%